Winsor & Newton University Brushes are affordably priced, all-purpose brushes that are manufactured to the high standards you’ve come to expect from Winsor & Newton. The white, polyester filaments in University brushes provide smoother brush marks than hog hair, making them excellent for fluid oils, acrylics, and watercolors. The polyester also offers excellent spring and head shape retention. Each handle is finished in 5 coats of lacquer to protect the natural wood from swelling and to prevent penetration by solvents. The affordability of University Brushes makes them suitable for all artists, from beginners to professionals!